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Paul Royka is a nationally
known fine art & antique author, appraiser & auctioneer seen on TV.
email: paulroyka@roykas.com
978-660-5678


Champagne reception at
Marblehead Arts Association for Royka's Exhibition of Picasso's Imaginary Portraits


Appraisal event at Pilgrim Hall Museum, America's oldest continuously operating museum


Paul Royka, Matthew Isenberg & Grant Romer at the George Eastman House, Royka's sponsored the Daguerreian Society Dinner


Trunk full of treasures, Wise Program, Assumption College, Worcester, MA

A Few Testimonials:

"How can we thank you for the wonderful appraisal day on Saturday!  It was a success in every way!"
- Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library

"What an educational and enjoyable day you provided our club today!"
- Worcester Women's Club

"On behalf of the Evangelical Church of Westbro, MA I would like to enthusiastically thank you for the fundraising event at which you were featured at our Church this Spring.  The attendees unanimously rave about the education they received and the interest that was generated by your presentation.  The proceeds exceeded $1,700 - an amount that helps our Church greatly in extremely difficult financial times.  I do want to stress how struck we all were by the professionalism and authenticity you brought to us and we hope to have you back next year."
- Jim Brown, Board of Trustees
Evangelical Congregational Church

Click here for information on conducting an Appraisal Day or Lecture Events


 


Museum & Historical Society Services

The leader in appraisal and deaccession services for museums and historical societies throughout New England!
 

John Singleton Copley (1738-1815)
Sold through Royka's during a private auction for museum bidders only

Sold through Royka's $241,500

Royka's display booth at
New England Museum Association

Space limitations, cataloging, insurance, conservation expenses, security are just a few challenges of
organizations with limited space, staff and resources.  Keeping everything is no longer a viable collection
management philosophy for proper museum management.

Paul Royka understands the challenges faced by directors and curators of museums and historical societies.  He served on
acquisition committees and advised many institutions on conservation master plans and proper deaccessioning to achieve those goals.
Paul Royka provides free verbal appraisals, collections assessments and deaccessioning planning.

Call 978-660-5678 or email paulroyka@roykas.com for more information on free services for your organization!


“Deaccessioning to improve a collection's quality and scope is a critical part of American museum work. It's called the permanent collection, but permanent doesn't mean dead. Unlike in Europe, where many art museums are government treasure houses and nothing is sold, American museum collections are living organisms. They take shape over time…Indeed, it's actually a routine feature of prudent museum management. When done with care and skill, deaccessioning benefits current and future generations of museum-goers.” 
Los Angeles Times, 2011


Royka's proud sponsor of NEMA dinners at Concord Museum & National Heritage Museum.
The Seventeenth Century side chair retained the original cane beneath an upholstered back and sold for 13920
Paul Royka sell's the Jack Naylor Museum collection of early photography setting record prices. Found in the basement of an art association and set to go into a yard sale, Paul Royka sells it for over $13,000 to benefit the organization! Royka's sells gold coin found in attic for record price!

A few previous live appraisal events (not a complete list):

2009
Saturday, January 17, Worcester Irish Club, Noon-3pm, Appraisal Day
Thursday, February 5, 6pm, Barre Library, Lecture on Scandals & Fakes
Saturday, February 7, 10:30-2:30pm, Westford Community Center, Appraisal Day
Saturday, March 7, 10-2pm, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA Appraisal Day

2008

Friday, October 10, 10-2pm, Mt. Wachusett College, LaChance Library, Gardner, MA
Saturday, October 4, Cambridge Senior Center, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, September 20, Tewksbury Library, Tewksbury, MA
Saturday, September 13, Dudley Library, Dudley, MA
Saturday, August 23, Lunenburg Library, Lunenburg, MA
Thursday evening, August 14, Chester C. Corbin Library, Webster, MA 
Saturday, March 1st, 10-2pm Walt Whitman Historic Birthplace, West Hills, N.Y.
Friday, March 7, 10am-12pm, Hamilton-Wenham Library, Hamilton, MA
Saturday, March 8, 10-2pm, Hilton Senior Center, Salisbury, MA
Saturday, April 5, 102pm, Briarwood Retirement Community, Worcester, MA
Saturday, April 12, 10-2pm, Marblehead Arts Association, King Hooper Mansion
Saturday, November 15, 10-2pm, Salisbury, MA Senior Center

2007
Saturday, May 13, 2007 Princeton, MA Princeton Congregational Church, Appraisal Day
Saturday, April 14, 2007, 10-3pm, King Hooper Mansion, Marblehead, MA, all proceeds benefit Marblehead Arts Association
Thank you to all who attended raising over $1800 for the Marblehead Arts Association in one day!
June 2, 7pm, Lunenburg Historical Society, Lunenburg, MA
April 9, 10-2pm Worcester Women's Club, 6 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA: Appraisal Day

2006
April 30, Princeton Historical Society, Princeton, MA: Appraisal Day
May 18, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA: Lecture/Appraisal Event
April 2, Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA
March 5, Walt Whitman Birthplace, West Hills, NY Appraisal Day
March 13, Cincinnati Art Museum & Cincinnati Decorative Arts Society: Lecture
February 2 & 5, Museum of Science, Boston : Feb. 2 Lecture/ Feb. 5 Appraisal Day

2005
January 29, Oakham Historical Society, Oakham, MA 1-4pm, Appraisal Day
Over $750 was raised  for the Oakham Historical Society!
January 22, Greater Boston Antiques Festival, Shriner's Auditorium, Wilmington, MA
On Saturday, September 18, 2004, Briarwood Retirement Community, Worcester, MA
Over $1,000 was raised for the Briarwood Retirement Community

2004

On Saturday, April 24, 2004, raised over $2,600 for the
Pilgrim Museum, Plymouth, MA
Saturday, May 1, 2004 appraisal day raised $900 for the
Princeton, MA Historical Society!
On Saturday, April 3, 2004, Appraisal Day helps to raise almost $1400 for the church in Westboro, MA!

2003
Saturday, March 29, 2003, Minuteman Regional High School, Lexington, MA
Saturday April 5, 2003, Paxton Center School, Paxton, MA /
Raised over $650!
Paul Royka helps the Paxton Center School auction raise $24,000 for the playground!
Saturday April 26, 2003, Fitchburg Historical Society /
Raised over $800!
Saturday, May 3, 2003, 1st Congregational Church, Shrewsbury, MA /
Raised nearly $1000!
Saturday, May 10, Oxford Library, Oxford, MA, 10 to 2pm
Saturday May 17, Marblehead Arts Association, King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, MA 10-2pm
Thursday, May 22, 6pm, Rotary Club of Fitchburg
Norwich, CT Appraisal Day
Groton, MA, Appraisal Day
Denver, Colorado, Appraisal Day
Assumption College, Wise Program, Appraisal Day

PBS Series Antiques Roadshow

Season Four 1999

Boston, MA

Season Three 1998
Columbus, OH
Salt Lake City, UT
Tampa, FL

Season Two 1997
Secaucus, NJ
San Francisco, CA
Albuquerque, NM

Season One 1996
Concord, MA (1st episode of Antiques Roadshow)
Seattle, WA
Southfield, MI

Paul Royka is a nationally known fine art, antique & collectibles expert.  He has authored several books and appeared on several popular TV programs.   His clients include individuals, museums and institutions throughout the U.S.  Based in central Massachusetts, Paul meets with clients throughout New England.

Contact Paul Royka directly
978-660-5678
paulroyka@roykas.com